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Randy Appleton

York, PA Student Designs Winning ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ Billboard

Those who drove on I-83 in York, Pennsylvania in April had an opportunity to see the contribution of a York Tech high school student to National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Tech senior entered her design for this year’s ‘No […]

Randy Appleton

3 Vehicle Crash on I-81 in Virginia Kills Two College Students

A three vehicle wreck on I-81 in Wythe County, Virginia killed a Radford University and a Virginia Tech student, and five other people went to the hospital with various injuries.  The deadly crash happened on the evening of March 31. […]

Edwin Booth

Car Accident Injuries to Infants and Toddlers

When an adult or older child is injured in a car accident, they are able to communicate their pain and symptoms. But what happens if one of the victims of a crash is an infant or toddler? Obviously, they are […]

Randy Appleton

Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law

My law partner Rick Shapiro has put together a comprehensive summary of Virginia tort law. He put together this summary as part of a major seminar for the Virginia State Bar where Rick presented to fellow Virginia attorney about personal […]

Rick Shapiro

Overdoses While Driving: A Frightening New Car Accident Trend

Our Virginia personal injury law firm regularly shares reports regarding car accidents that were caused by distracted driving, drowsy driving, and drunk driving. In the majority of these auto accidents, victims suffered serious injuries, and tragically, we have also reported […]

Kevin Duffan

CDC: U.S. Has Highest Death Crash Rate

A recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the United States has the highest car crash death rate compared with 19 other high-income comparison countries. Despite the progress the U.S. has made in road […]

Kevin Duffan

Why Attempting to Negotiate with an Insurance Company Without a Lawyer is a Mistake

Mantra of auto insurance claims adjusters and defense attorneys – Delay. Deny. Defend. Simply put, an auto insurance company’s main objective is not compensating you, even if you have documented injuries stemming from a car wreck. In fact, many auto […]

Rick Shapiro

Study: Emotional Driving, Reckless Speeding Top Risk Factors for Serious Car Crashes

A follow-up to a seminal 2009 Virginia Tech study that showed distractions like taking a cell phone can take drivers’ eyes off the road for as long as 24 seconds has revealed that so-called “emotional driving” and speeding recklessly do […]

Kevin Duffan

Does a Prior Injury Effect My Auto Accident Injury Claim?

Moving forward with a personal injury claim after a car accident, while having a pre-existing injury, can be challenging, but is not entirely impossible. The insurance company will likely tell you that your “new” injuries, if they exist at all, […]

Rick Shapiro

Stay Safe on the Roads This Winter

It’s the time of year when the roads get icy, snowy, and treacherous. Though, it’s been rather balmy in Virginia Beach during the “winter” of 2015 (knock on wood). Nevertheless, this blog is meant to provide some essential safety tips […]